It makes no sense for a spkr to have invert polarity... Maybe it's the upstream active components?
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Hi all, I know my PV-14 inverts phase. That's why I was familiar with the effect of polarity on transients. I had already adjusted for that with the Vandersteens. However, when I plugged in the Spendors with the adjustment, the transients sounded dull. By switching again (2 inversions = phase correct), the Spendors seem to sound better.
A speaker can invert phase if it has a high-order crossover. In fact, the S5e woofer inverts phase (look up the Stereophile review and JA's measurements for the S5e).
Basically, I'm wondering if anyone else has heard this effect with their Spendors. Thanks again.
I once read a review of a Vienna Acoustics speaker in which the reviewer discussed the merits of the crossover that inverted phase for the tweeter only. The reviewer as I recall preferred the speaker with the tweeter restored to "in phase" by reversing the (by wire) speaker leads to the tweeter. Dont know about the Spendors, but I guess its not unheard of.